Sanitary Sewer

The Public Works Department is responsible for the collection and transmission of both storm and sanitary sewage throughout the community through two (2) separate sewage systems, a Storm Sewer Collection System (rain water) and a Sanitary Sewer Collection System (wastewater).  

Sanitary Sewer System 

Sanitary Sewer Back-Ups

If you are experiencing a sanitary back-up in your home and unaware of the cause of the problem, please call Public Works immediately to have the public sanitary sewer line inspected. You may call during regular business hours at 630-719-4753 (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.), and after regular business hours and weekends by dialing 9-1-1 and reporting that you have a Woodridge Public Works Department emergency.

Private Sanitary Sewer Incentive ProgramsThe Village of Woodridge offers Private Sanitary Sewer Incentives for five types of projects.  The programs include:
1) Installation of an Overhead Sewer System
2) Installation of a Check Valve within Clean-Out System on the outside of the home
3) Installation of a Check Valve in the home 
4) Installation of a Gate Valve in the home
5) Removal of a Foundation Drain System from the sanitary service and installation of a Sump Pump 

The incentives are aimed at assisting with reducing home sewer back ups and/or reducing stormwater from entering the sanitary system.  Under the program, the Village will reimburse 50% of the installation cost, up to the maximum for the respective project as outlined on the attached Program Overview, following approval and presentation of paid receipts. The program involves securing a building permit through the Woodridge Community Development Department located at 5 Plaza Drive (630-719-4750) prior to the beginning of any work and contracting with a licensed plumber for the complete installation of the improvement.  For more information please contact the Public Works Department at 630-719-4753. 

Parkway RepairsIf any damage occurs to your driveway apron or parkway due to a Village sewer system repair, the Public Works Department will restore the area(s). Repairs will be made as soon as possible. If an area is excavated during the winter, restoration will be done in early spring when materials are available and weather conditions improve.

Sanitary and Storm System "DONT's"In an effort to maintain sanitary sewer service and avoid unnecessary effluent to the sewage treatment plant, or harm receiving watersheds that storm sewers discharge into, please DO NOT:
  • Drain into a sanitary sewer any water from swimming pools, sump pumps, gutter or downspout drainage or similar surface water
  • Drain or dump into a storm sewer any material intended for a sanitary sewer
Drain into any sanitary or storm sewer:
  • Acids
  • Drain oil or other flammable or explosive liquid
  • Excessive fats or any oils
  • Fuel oil
  • Garbage
  • Gasoline
  • Glass
  • Grease
  • Metal
  • Mud
  • Noxious gas
  • Odor producing substances
  • Plastics
  • Rags
  • Sand
  • Shavings
  • Straw
  • Wood
  • Any other material which would cause obstructions to the flow of water or internal damage to pipes or to the sewer system